The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College
There are no dangerous thoughts,
thinking itself is dangerous.
—Hannah Arendt


Virtual Reading Group

Virtual Reading Group

Our monthly reading group is accepting new members!

HAC Members at all levels are eligible to participate in a monthly online reading group led by Roger Berkowitz, Director of the Hannah Arendt Center. Currently, we are reading The Human Condition.

Our meetings will take place at 11:00 am on the first Friday of every month. Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 9th.

For questions and to enroll in our virtual reading group, please email David Bisson, our Media Coordinator, at

For more information, please click here.

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2015-2016 FELLOWS

Arendt Center Seeking Three Fellows

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College announces three post-doctoral fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The fellows should have a Ph.D. in political theory, philosophy, or a related field in the humanities, and his or her work should intersect meaningfully with Hannah Arendt’s thinking.  In residence at the Arendt Center, the fellow will pursue his or her independent research at the Center, which includes Hannah Arendt’s personal library. The fellow will have access to Arendt’s Digital Archive through a relationship with the Arendt Center in New York City. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in seminars, conferences, lectures, colloquia, and workshops organized by the Center.
Learn more and apply here.  
HA Journal

HA Journal

The second edition of our annual journal is now available!

Contributors include: Roger Berkowitz, William Dixon, Jennifer M. Hudson, Grace Hunt, Philippe Nonet, Anne Norton, Tracy B. Strong, and Jeffrey K. Tulis.

To learn more and to order a copy, click here.
"Quote" of the Week

"Quote" of the Week

Scholar: Hans Teerds

“The French have become masters in the art of being happy among ‘small things,’ within the space of their own four walls, between chest and bed, table and chair, dog and cat and flowerpot, extending to these things a care and tenderness which, in a world where rapid industrialization constantly kills off the things of yesterday to produce today’s objects, may even appear to be the world’s last, purely humane corner.”

-- Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition